Driver rescued after encountering floodwatersDecember 17, 2018
From Local Sources
JASPER — Authorities came to the aid of a motorist who encountered floodwaters this morning northeast of Jasper.
Scott Decorrevont, 57, Dubois, was westbound on County Road 300N in a 2013 Ford F-150 when the 5:25 a.m. accident occurred east of Kellerville Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff’s department said there was shallow floodwater on the roadway and an eastbound vehicle splashed some on the windshield of Decorrevont’s truck, hindering his vision.
The Decorrevont Ford went slightly off the roadway and stalled out, according to the sheriff’s department.
The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded and assisted Decorrevont to safety.
The water on the roadway was from Patoka River flooding that had risen overnight, according to the sheriff’s department. There were signs at both ends of the high water area marking the hazard. Additional barricades were added after the driver was brought out of the water.
A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.
The damage to the truck was initially unknown.
At 7:23 a.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s department and the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car stalled in high water on County Road 200W, south of Sunset Drive in Huntingburg. A KARS wrecker pulled that vehicle out of high water.
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